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Diana is a screenwriting and producing instructor and advisor, working with private clients and lecturing at various universities, studios, and industry organizations. Most recently, she conducted a pitching workshop at Nosotros, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Writers Guild of America, Storyboard Development Group, Alliance of Women Directors (which was sponsored by Canon), as well as three private seminars on pitching for Colombia’s largest production studios, Caracol TV and FoxTelecolombia. She also taught a workshop on screenwriting in the Dominican Republic, as part of the nation’s largest media fair.

Also, Diana taught the screenwriters of an original scripted one-hour television dramedy while simultaneously developing the series, CONTRACORRIENTE, for Puntos de Encuentro, a Nicaraguan NGO that is dedicated to eradicating the oppression of human rights. The intensive course was sponsored by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Moreover, Diana taught pitching to the graduate students enrolled in the MFA in Producing program at the New York Film Academy, as well as producing, screenwriting, marketing, and distribution at The Los Angeles Film School, screenwriting at NALIP’s intensive Latino Writers Lab, and development and producing at NALIP’s Latino Producers Academy.

Diana graduated with honors from Wheeling Jesuit University, in Wheeling, West Virginia, with a Bachelor in Arts in Professional Writing and a minor in Political Science. Continuing her education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Diana earned her Master of Arts degree in Theater, Film, and Television. She is currently pursuing an Associate of Arts degree in Psychology: Social and Personality Development to further enhance her filmmaking, consulting, and teaching resources and expertise.